Nissany back in FW43 after ‘successful’ debut

Date published: September 2 2020

Roy Nissany

Roy Nissany has been given another FP1 session to drive the Williams FW43 ahead of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

The Israel-born driver, who has a development role with the Grove-based outfit, made his debut outing for the team in FP1 at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, with George Russell taking over lollipop duties on the sidelines.

Russell is once again the driver to make way for Nissany, who has been booked in for another practice session.

‘Following Roy’s successful debut FP1 outing in Barcelona, he will once again take part in the first practice session this weekend,’ Williams said in their Italian Grand Prix preview.

‘To coincide with this, the FW43 will also carry the Israel Start-Up Nation logo for the duration of the Italian Grand Prix on the front wing end plate.’

Dave Robson, head of vehicle performance at Williams, added: “We welcome back Roy Nissany, who will drive George’s car during FP1 this weekend.

“Roy did an excellent job in Barcelona and again he will play a vital role in our Friday engineering plan, before George takes over in FP2.

“We will be concentrating on rear wing performance as well as looking at some development items.”

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Nissany, meanwhile, who currently sits P17 with five points in the F2 World Championship, cannot wait to get back behind the wheel of the FW43.

“After the great session in Barcelona I am really looking forward to driving at Monza,” he said.

“This legendary track is one of my favourites, as it is where I had my first single seater win.

“I’m sure it will be emotional, but as always, I will switch on my robot mode to ensure I will be fully focused on completing my job for the team.

“This FP1 session, I will have more experience, greater confidence and I feel even better than before, ahead of jumping in the car.

“Of course, we will do more preparations in the simulator at the factory this week following Spa. I am keen to get in the car and release that clutch lever.”

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